Location: Wellington County N 43.56357 W -80.27640
This memorial found, in Woodlawn Cemetery, was erected shortly after the Great War by the Sons of England Benefit Society to honour the brave men from the local Royal City Lodge, who volunteered and gave their lives for King and country. The stone lion on top of the monument is a stunning feature which grabs the attention of all who pass by.
I have also included a second memorial, also found close by, which pays tribute to Flight Lieutenant Gordon B.G. Scott who was killed in France in September 1917. This memorial features a beautifully carved aeroplane at the top of the stone.
These memorials are located very close to the McCrae Family plot which honours Lt.Col. John McCrae and his family, known for penning the famous poem "In Flanders Fileds".
Thanks to the folks at Woodlawn Cemetery for the tasteful landscaping and perpetual care of these important stones and for keeping the grounds tidy and respectful.
Sons Of England stone:
SONS OF ENGLAND
ERECTED BY THE ROYAL CITY LODGE No. 73 GUELPH, IN MEMORY OF
OUR BROTHERS WHO VOLUNTARILY GAVE THEIR LIVES,
FOR KING AND COUNTRY.
PTE. WILLIAM EDWARDS
KILLED IN ACTION JUNE 13 1916, AGED 25 YEARS
PTE. CHARLES A. LOVERING
KILLED IN ACTION OCT. 17 1916, AGED 22 YEARS
SGT. MAJ. ALFRED J. JOLLEY
KILLED IN ACTION OCT. 22 1916, AGED 39 YEARS
PTE. JOHN LOVERING
DIED OF WOUNDS NOV. 27 1916, AGED 23 YEARS
PTE. LEE BEDFORD
KILLED IN ACTION NOV. 19 1917, AGED 23 YEARS
PTE. ERNEST COLLEY
DIED OF WOUNDS JUNE 3 1918, AGED 44 YEARS
"GREAT LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS"
Scott Memorial stone:
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN MEMORY OF FLIGHT LIEUTENANT
GORDON B.G. SCOTT - R.N.A.S.
ONLY SON OF ANDREW & MARGARET
SCOTT - BORN JUNE 11 1895 - KILLED
IN ACTION FRANCE - SEPT 3 1917
McCRAE Family Leger stone:
1872 - 1918
IN FLANDERS FIELDS